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Serving All Regions Of British Columbia With offices in Kamloops and on Gabriola island

We are an authorized dealer for Canada's largest solar supplier -  Sentinel Solar

About Sweet Spot Solar

The sweet spot is finding the right sized system to help meet your financial and sustainability goals. We will design a system to neutralize your power bills, to keep you out of Step 2 pricing, or to simply offset some appliances or an electric vehicle.

Sweet Spot Solar uses the most advanced modelling and design software available to accurately assess where modules should be placed and how much energy they are expected to generate.

The sweet spot for others can be symbolic and a demonstration to your family, neighbours, community, and future generations that you are doing the "right thing" by supporting locally-produced renewable electricity. 

The sweet spot can also refer to the location on your property where solar potential is the best. We'll help you find that sweet spot with ease.

There's one more reason why we call ourselves Sweet Spot Solar... because it's fun. Solar doesn't have to be all techie and have company names that sound like equipment you would find in a lab.  

If you play tennis, golf, or baseball... you're already aware of what happens when the sweet spot is hit. Wham... a perfect return, drive and home run. The Sweet Spot Solar Company is about educating and informing people on how to hit that sweet spot. Of course, we would also love to design and sell you some top-of-the-line of equipment too. Working with the sun is not difficult and it's something we've had to do since the dawn of our time as a species.

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Solar options

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Pole Mount On The Ground

A pole-mounted array is an excellent option for people who want a ground mounted system. Pole mounts can come in many size options but the most common one is for 16 modules in two rows of 8 in portrait orientation. To learn more about this product, take a look at the following entry on our blog site.

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On A Metal Roof

There are two kinds of common metal roof options for installing solar modules: corrugated metal roofs (screws are visible), and standing seam metal roofs. With standing seam metal roofs, we provide special clamps made by S-5 that squeeze onto the seams with a lip that extends under the lip of the seam closest to the roof surface. This is a non-penetrating option and it is a quicker installation. 

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On A Shingle Roof

Solar modules are mounted on a rail kit that is securely screwed down into the rafters. Flashing kits and roofing compound are used to waterproof these penetrations.

A shingled roof should be in good condition and ideally less than 10 years old.

For example, a roof facing that is 36’ long and 14’ wide can accommodate 18 solar modules in two rows of 9.

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Trackers

Trackers follow the Sun and make considerably more energy on an annual basis as a result. We carry three sizes of trackers from the massive 45-module Titan dual-axis, to a smaller 20-module single axis tracker, all the way down to a small 6-module single axis tracker. The small tracker can also be mounted on a flat roof but the other trackers are strictly ground mount only. 

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Ground Rack

The Titan ground rack is a commercial/agricultural grade racking system that can also be used in residential settings. It can be custom-designed to be any size. It is also easy to manually adjust the tilt by season to maximize annual energy production. To learn more about this option, check out our blog posting here.

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On A Flat Roof

Mounting solar modules on flat roofs is easy, and many commercial (and more recently residential) projects are done using a ballasted, non-penetrating option called the EcoFoot2 rack. These racks are weighted down with concrete blocks and are rail-free.

Did you know:

Every square meter of our planet receives around 1,366 watts of direct solar radiation.
— Conserve Energy Future, “Solar Energy Facts”
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Our Team

Michael D. Mehta

President/CEO

On June 21, 2013 founder Dr. Michael Mehta did an interview with CBC on how communities can embrace a renewable energy future and become part of the "electrovore movement."

He subsequently brought together people to form what soon became a non-profit called GabEnergy.

Michael's history with energy goes back to the late 1980s. He has been a Director of several large utilty companies including SaskPower, and he is a Professor who teaches courses on renewable energy at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops.

He also led the development of Canada's first solar sidewalk system built in Kamloops on the campus of Thompson Rivers University. To learn more about the Solar Compass and Solar Sidewalk, check out the following website.

To learn more about Michael's academic work, click here.

 

Katherine Edwards

CFO

Katherine G. Edwards has worked for CIBC for more than 30 years and she has held numerous positions in branches across Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and BC. She also worked in Head Office in Toronto doing system testing work, and played a key role in the bank's Y2K readiness initiative.

 

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Array design and other services

For solar professionals, Sweet Spot Solar is making available our experience designing and modelling solar arrays. We can provide financial performance data and estimates as well as fully customized proposals for you to present to your clients.

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Did you know:

In order to power the entire earth on renewable energy, we would need to install solar panels on over 191,000 square miles. Considering there are over 57million square miles of land on earth, we have room to spare.
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Contact Us

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1-778-220-3568 or email michael@sweetspotsolar.com

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